Sailboats rest in Nyhavn district, in Copenhagen.
It’s a different kind of Arctic connection than what we have explored before, and it’s very interesting so far. We’re in Copenhagen to learn about the colonial relationship between Denmark and Greenland, and we’ve begun with an evening tour of the city centre.
You might recognize Nyhavn from a Danish postcard. Tonight it’s bustling with bar, pub and café goers, but the canal is quiet and all of the sailboats are dark.
There are layers of history here that stretch all the way to the Arctic, even on a warm evening at the end of summer.